Baby chick hatched with partially unabsorbed yolk sac? *pictures*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pyxis, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    This is my first time hatching chicks and very first chick hatched with a problem :( Is this a partially unabsorbed yolk sac? If so what do I do about it?

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    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave it alone keep her warm it will come off .
     
  3. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    It's bleeding a little still - should I try to stop the bleeding or will it dry out on its own?
     
  4. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is she in the heated box? if its just spotting let it dry out. how is she acting? can she get around?
     
  5. Pyxis

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    She can walk. I have her in a little paper towel cup in the incubator - I didn't want her dragging it all over the hardware cloth. It seems to just be spotting now.
     
  6. Sallysec

    Sallysec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is she doing?
     
  7. Pyxis

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    Doing okay :) It has stopped bleeding and it seems to be drying up. She's now in the brooder with the other chick that hatched at the same time as her. She'll have (hopefully) two more half siblings in with her by tomorrow. She's a silkie, btw ;) Hoping to get a showgirl out of the other two eggs. If not, my broody might have one for me in the morning.
     
  8. Sallysec

    Sallysec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to hear :)
     
  9. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to know she is doing ok ! any more new babies?
     
  10. Pyxis

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    Yep, I hatched two others in the incubator and my broody silkie hen hatched five for me. Lots of little fuzzy butts!
     

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